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Rex Ryan and NY Jets save season with win over St. Louis Rams, …

Rex Ryan and NY Jets save season with win over St. Louis Rams, look ahead to Thanksgiving Day showdown with Patriots

nydailynews.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
Rex Ryan had his overnight bag slung over his shoulder as he walked through the hallways of the Edward Jones Dome headed to the team bus. The Jets’ season was making the trip home with him instead of being left behind.
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  • Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it tak…

    Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it takes to be elite

    CNNSI.com Nov 18, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
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  • Defense Scores Twice as Patriots Pile it On in 59-24 Win Over C…

    Defense Scores Twice as Patriots Pile it On in 59-24 Win Over Colts

    All year long the Patriots had to hear about how bad their defense was. Sunday, the defense finally earned their keep. With two interceptions for scores, the Patriots tied a franchise record for points, putting up a total of 59 as they slammed rookie An…
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  • Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    Pistons trounce Celtics for first home victory

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Detroit Pistons to their first home win of the season, 103-83 over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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  • Source: Gronkowski breaks forearm in Pats' win

    Source: Gronkowski breaks forearm in Pats' win

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm at the end of the team's 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Patriots pulling away, up 31-17 in third

    Patriots pulling away, up 31-17 in third

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Well, if Andrew Luck really has that magic quarterback gene, we’ll find out in a moment. The Patriots just went up 31-17 early in the third on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, who scored a punt return touchdown earlier. The Colts have no an
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  • Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14

    Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Like I said, this game could end up in the 50s. The Patriots turned a 14-7 deficit into a 21-14 lead in a hurry, thanks to a 68-yard punt return by Julian Edelman, and a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown by the just-acquired Aqib Talib. Talib …
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  • Will We Ever See A Return To The Glory Days Of Colts-Patriots?:…

    Will We Ever See A Return To The Glory Days Of Colts-Patriots?: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    We have four more games left on the day and three more begin right now. OK, fine-due to some scheduling rejiggering this year, there is actually one more right now and then two more in the coming 20 minutes, but you get the point. We've actually got a p
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  • Chiefs making QB switch, back to Quinn

    Chiefs making QB switch, back to Quinn

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Chiefs have found the answer. They’re going back to Brady Quinn. After being cleared by doctors following a concussion, Quinn is going to take the field with the Chiefs in the second half, replacing quarterback Matt Cassel. Quinn started a pair of g
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  • Pats assistant Pepper Johnson coaching on crutches

    Pats assistant Pepper Johnson coaching on crutches

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Patriots don’t just have tough players. They have tough coaches, who are willing to work through the pain. ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes that Patriots linebacker coach Pepper Johnson will be on crutches today on the sidelines, after suffering a torn
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Bills DE Kyle Moore took a step toward offseason bragging rights over Dolphins RB Reggie Bush with Thursday’s win. The Dolphins have averaged under 70 rushing yards per game in their last seven games. Patriots teammates talk up QB Tom Brady’s competit
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  • Preview Colts vs Patriots

    Preview Colts vs Patriots

    patriotsgab.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Colts are riding high heading into Foxborough. Boasting the same record as the New England Patriots.  All week long you have been hearing about the Colts passing game and the weak Patriots pass defense. You been hearing about the young gun vs the ol…
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  • Video - Gronkowski Breaks Forearm In Pats' Win 01:52

    Gronkowski Breaks Forearm In Pats' Win

    Nov 18
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss has the latest on Rob Gronkowski's forearm injury and what the Patriots' other options are at tight end.
  • Video - Patriots Outshine Luck, Colts 01:37

    Patriots Outshine Luck, Colts

    Nov 18
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss recaps the Patriots' 59-24 win over the Colts.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Colts-Patriots Recap 04:07

    Sunday Blitz: Colts-Patriots Recap

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 59-24 win over the Colts.
  • Video - Patriots Trounce Colts 00:32

    Patriots Trounce Colts

    Nov 18
    Tom Brady threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Patriots over the Colts 59-24.

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